RNAi can be a powerful tool, says Keith Robison, but bad papers are still out there because the methodologies were not completely refined. At Omics! Omics!, he rounds up two papers that analyze RNAi data. One focuses on noise and the other take looks at genome-wide data.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

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The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.